Eva Chen's Bargain Bag

Speaking of Instagrammers I love…you all follow Eva Chen, editor-in-chief of Lucky Magazine, yes? She is so awesome. She’s in the “fashion world,” and yet she seems so funny, silly, down to earth, and real. I love her signature cab shots where you get to see her fabulous shoes and bags (and the ever-present shiny red apple!), as well as her manicure shots and all of the peeks into her life as she galavants around the city. She just seems so fun.

Anyway, a few weeks back I saw the above cab shot on her Instagram and immediately kind of freaked out for that fantastic black studded tote. I clicked for brand info with low hopes, figuring it was probably Alexander Wang or Gucci or something else egregiously out of my price range. I was SUPER shocked and thrilled when the brand that popped up was actually Aeropostale! I haven’t shopped there in years, and I was surprised and impressed to see that Eva mixes high and low like that…very cool!

By the time I got around to looking for it it was sold out, so I turned to Ebay and luckily, I found it new with tags! Yaaaay. I seriously love it so much. It’s edgy, it’s lightweight, it’s roomy, and it was CHEAP (like 30 bucks). The best part of all is that IT’S COVERED IN BLACK STUDS (in case you didn’t notice). Thank you Eva Chen!!

first image via Eva Chen’s Instagram


  1. Natalia { All the Things, etc } says: April 17, 2014

    Oh my gosh, I *LOVE* that! It's so refreshing to find fashion lovers who aren't brand elitist. A pretty bag is a pretty bag, regardless of the price tag. It makes me like Eva even more!

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: April 19, 2014

      Soooo true! I couldn't agree more. It definitely just adds to Eva's coolness.

  2. Rachel {Love This Life} says: April 17, 2014

    Whaaaat?! I don't think I've been in aeropostale since the dreaded fashion years of 7th and 8th grade!!! That is crazy!!! LOVE the bag – glad you found one!!

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: April 19, 2014

      ME TOO! I was all over Aeropostale in middle school! Too funny. I would've never thought to look there for something like this…thank goodness for Instagram!

  3. elle [wonderfelle world] says: April 17, 2014

    Wow!! Such an amazing find and awesome that you were able to scoop it up on ebay! I love, love Eva Chen!

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: April 19, 2014

      Me too Elle! So happy for Instagram giving us a peek into her life!

  4. Hunter says: April 17, 2014

    I can't wait to see more stylings with this bag! What a great find!

    Prep on a Budget

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: April 19, 2014

      Thanks Hunter! I'll try to take more selfies, haha 🙂

  5. Seersucker Sass says: April 17, 2014

    So cute! I haven't been to Aero since freshman year of high school, but I may have to peruse their website now for this great find!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: April 19, 2014

      Yup same here, haven't shopped there in forever! I need to check them out more frequently now that I know they have some awesome stuff 🙂

  6. Chantelle says: April 17, 2014

    What a steal! It looks way more expensive than it is. Eva is boss!

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: April 19, 2014

      I agree Chantelle! Thanks 🙂

  7. Holly says: April 18, 2014

    What a great find! Super chic 🙂

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  9. Alexis says: April 18, 2014

    it's an ebay miracle! I love scores like this! bravo!

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: April 19, 2014

      Hah you're so funny. A miracle indeed!

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